Bhubaneswar,Oct 6 : The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis has reached 38 in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.
On Thursday after contracting the vector-borne disease, 11-year-old boy of Bengama village in Brahmagiri area of Puri district died.
“As many as 105 persons have been afflicted by Japanese Encephalitis, out of which 25 persons have been cured,” said Health Minister Atanu Sabyasachi Nayak.
He said: “Some doctors are camping in Malkangiri district, while some paediatricians will visit the affected areas to take stock of the situation.”
Union Minister of State for Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan has met Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to heal the disease.
“The Health minister has assured to extend all possible support for identifying the causes of the disease and advise the state government regarding the effective steps for combating the clinical fallout of its spread and preventing the mortality associated with it,” said Pradhan.